Handle drop on the Howard St. Satchel

ShoreGrl

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I just received my first Howard St. Satchel in the mail the other day. While I LOVE the bag, I don't care for the handles. I find the drop to be too short and rather uncomfortable. I can carry it comfortably on my hand but to get it onto my wrist is a bit of a challenge. Maybe the leather will loosen up a bit with time? FWIW, my hands/wrist are not big at all!

I'm definitely keeping the bag but I'm wondering if anyoen else had the same experience?
 

bluestang03

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I have the Howard St in the natural snake and I had/am having the same issue. It has loosened up on me the last few weeks so hopefully yours will do the same.

Glad you love the bag!
 

xlana

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Yes, I have the black Howard St. and the handles are tight too. I have trouble putting it over my wrists when I have a thick jacket on. I think with wear it'll definitely loosen up a little given the leather is very soft.
 

mielikki55

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Nov 21, 2006
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Same issue but since spring is here, I won't be using coats/jackets for much longer...(hopefully!) :smile:
 

Cloud5

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It definitely more of a handbag. I can get it to the crook of my arm and that is about it. Ialways have the shoulder strap hanging in case I need it. Mielikki has a good point....no more jackets! Today is officially the first day of Spring! (It was 78 degrees around here today!)
 

girlygirl3

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I love the look of the bag but the handles put me off. At this stage of my life, I'm just not willing to purchase a pretty bag and not be comfortable.
 

mielikki55

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Nov 21, 2006
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The bag is just too beautiful for me to mind the smaller handles. I don't think it's too different than how I use my LV Speedy. And as Cloud pointed out, there's always the shoulder strap!
 

girlygirl3

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Apr 19, 2007
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ITA! But I don't own Speedys for this reason. Well, I know I'll admire everyone else's bag when I see it!
 

elmel

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i find myself using the long strap quite often, not as a cross body,b ut just a longer over the shoulder strap. its very comfortable that way!
 

ShoreGrl

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Hi again! So, I've been using the strap and I find that it works great. I just can't get used to the handles, they are too short for me. But I love the bag so much I'm willing to overlook that and just use the strap. LOL
 

mielikki55

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Now that it's blue skies and sunny, I've been using my Howard St. Satchel a lot. It has replaced my LV speedy (...until it starts to rain again). I am LOVING it!! The cement color is TDF!!! Ok. I'm going to stop gushing now.
 

Cloud5

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Let me continue gushing. I love the Howard and with this nice weather it is perfect Spring time bag!
 

53baglady

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I also carry mine by the shoulder strap and occasionally just by holding the short handles. This is another great bag by Botkier. They just keep coming!!